Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken Recipe

If you’re a fan of Sweetgreen’s delectable salads and want to recreate the same flavors at home, then you’re in luck!

This article will guide you through a delightful Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken Recipe.

This meal is guaranteed to become a household favorite thanks to its exquisite spice combination and soft texture. Prepare to have your taste senses enticed by this delectable meal!

Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken Recipe

Recipe Details

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour (including marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


To prepare Sweetgreen’s Blackened Chicken, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Sweetgreen’s Lemon Vinaigrette (store-bought or homemade)

Marinating The Chicken

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cayenne pepper, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken breasts, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Sprinkle the spice blend over the chicken, rubbing it in to ensure all sides are well-seasoned.
  5. Cover the dish or seal the bag and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Preparing The Blackening Spice Blend

  1. In a small bowl, mix the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, onion powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Set aside the spice blend for later use during the cooking process.
Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken Recipe
Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken Recipe

Cooking The Chicken

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill or grill pan and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  4. While cooking, sprinkle the blackening spice blend onto both sides of the chicken, pressing it gently to adhere.
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Assembling The Salad

  1. Combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, thinly sliced red onions, crumbled feta cheese, and sliced almonds in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle Sweetgreen’s Lemon Vinaigrette over the salad ingredients and toss gently to coat.
  3. Slice the blackened chicken into thin strips.
  4. Add the sliced chicken on top of the salad.
  5. Serve the Sweetgreen Blackened Chicken salad immediately and enjoy the burst of flavors!

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 420
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 840mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 38g

Please be aware that the nutrition information is approximative and may change depending on the precise brands and components used in the recipe.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully prepared Sweetgreen’s Blackened Chicken salad at home. This flavorful and healthy dish is a fantastic option for a satisfying meal.

The combination of tender chicken, vibrant greens, and zesty vinaigrette creates a delightful culinary experience. Impress your family and friends with this recipe and enjoy the freshness of Sweetgreen’s signature salad!

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